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NHS dentistry facing mass exodus of dentists

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NHS dentistry is facing a potential mass exodus, with 86% of dentists looking to leave in the next five years. That’s according to Practice Plan’s 2018 NHS Confidence Monitor report, which asked 495 dentists about their levels of happiness within NHS dentistry. ‘The UDA contract is bad for patients and bad for dentistry,’ Joe Hendron, … Continued

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Distance learning: a better fit for the working dentist

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UCL Eastman Dental Institute now runs a number of distance learning degrees, delivered mainly online with practical skills work and group exercises hosted at the Institute once or twice a year. Perfect for the busy practitioner who wants to study whilst working. Online programmes are particularly suitable for dentists who need flexibility in their learning … Continued

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Nobel Biocare to announce new implant solution at Madrid symposium

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At its Global Symposium in Madrid in June this year, Nobel Biocare will be presenting a new implant system designed to challenge conventional methods of dental implant care Developed in collaboration with an international network of researchers from international institutions, the new Nobel Biocare N1 system will feature not only a new biologically driven design, … Continued

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How to market facial aesthetics

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If a tailored approach to facial aesthetics is the epitome of excellence in clinical care, then the marketing of it should reflect this bespoke outlook. Shaz Memon explains. As with dentistry, when it comes to facial aesthetic procedures, it remains imperative that clinicians tailor treatments specifically to their patients. Employing a minimally invasive strategy, there … Continued

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Self-employed agreements

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Sarah Buxton says legal advice should always be sought when you are putting an employment agreement in place The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently held in Chatfeild-Roberts v Phillips & Universal Aunts Limited that the right of substitution only when a contractor is unable to work can still be consistent with personal performance, and so … Continued

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Restoring balance

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John Makin examines the real issue threatening to undermine indemnity provision for dentists. Dental professionals considering the recent consultation from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on appropriate indemnity may be forgiven for thinking there is something wrong with the dental indemnity market. But, I’m happy to report that discretionary indemnity provided by … Continued

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Dental students to give dental health help to India’s underprivileged

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Dental students from the University of Birmingham are travelling to northern India to deliver essential health services to people with limited access to basic healthcare facilities Led by Dr Upen Patel and Dr Ketan Patel, 10 dental students from the Birmingham’s School of Dentistry will be volunteering with the charity Satya Samaj UK, led by Mr … Continued

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One year since I left the prototype programme…

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Fliss McCalmont spoke to Joe Hendron a year after he withdrew his practice from the prototype programme. A little over a year ago, Joe Hendron wrote an open letter to the then-Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt withdrawing his practice from the prototype programme. He cited the reasons for this as ‘excessive access targets’, the reintroduction of the ‘abomination’ of … Continued

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Grow with DenGro

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DenGro explains how it can help you to increase patient conversion in practice DenGro is helping dental practices across the UK convert leads worth more than £1.5 million every month. So, can it help your practice? Fundamentally, Dengro helps in two distinct ways: • It helps front of house teams collect, collate, nurture and convert … Continued

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Braemar Finance grows team with three new appointments

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Braemar Finance has appointed three experienced funding specialists as it continues to enhance its offering and drive business growth to the professions. Jo Asbury – joins as area sales manager focusing on West Midlands and central England, is a finance professional with over 25 years’ experience gained in customer-facing roles with major UK finance companies and … Continued

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